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Nia: "The likelihood of my return is close to zero."
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
—Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Ulysses
Dr. Destiny: "But you're different. You don't have any special powers."
"Even when trapped by Karma's cycle,"
—The Dai Gurren Dan, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
"The War. The humans, I think, knew they were doomed. Where another race would surrender to despair, the humans fought back with greater strength. They made the Minbari fight for every inch of space. In my life, I have never seen anything like it; They would weep, they would pray, they would say goodbye to their loved ones, and then throw themselves without fear or hesitation at the very face of death itself, never surrendering. No one who saw them fighting against the inevitable could help but be moved to tears by their courage. Their stubborn nobility. When they ran out of ships, they used guns, when they ran out guns they used knives and sticks and bare hands. They were magnificent. I only hope that when it is my time, I may die with half as much dignity as I saw in their eyes in the end. They did this for two years. They never ran out of courage but, in the end, they ran out of time."
—Lando Mollari, Babylon 5
"Never give up, never surrender!"
—Commander Taggart, Galaxy Quest
The Baroness: "He gave up!"
He won't give in without a fight, and he won't give in.
—Herman Cain show promo
"It doesn't matter how many times I get knocked down. What matters is how many times I get back up!"
—"Diamond" Dallas Page, WCW Monday Nitro
"Give up? General Specific never says 'I give up!'. Uh... except as an example of what I never say!"
—General Specific, Sheep in The Big City
...whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender...
—Sir Winston Churchill, Speech to the House of Commons of the British Parliament, 4 June 1940
"... never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honour, and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
"Fine! Bring it on, then! I'll show you whose mind is the strongest! I will not yield an inch of my future!"
—Miyo Takano, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
"He's like the Energizer bunny, a Rolex watch, and Jackie Chan mixed together."
—Xykon, The Order of the Stick
"No. Not even in the face of Armageddon. Never compromise."
"I don't like to lose."
—Admiral James T. Kirk, Star Trek II the Wrath of Khan
I'll face it with a grin
—Queen, "The Show Must Go On"
Kyouko: "I thought she'd be here. She sucks at giving up after all."
No rest. No mercy. No matter what.
—Akroma, Magic: The Gathering
FALL SEVEN TIMES. STAND UP EIGHT.
Sunday: What the hell did your father tell you to make you try so damn hard??
"Never give up! Never give in! Won't stop believing cause I'm gonna win!"
—Spirit Never Dies, Masterplan
Tentacle Monster: "Is that your super-power, boy? Too stupid to ever give up?"
—Countdown to Final Crisis, proving that even the most terrible series can get it right
Parallax: Give up!
—Green Lantern: Rebirth
Why are you alive? Why do you stand up to me every time I kill you?...How many times do I have to kill you until you're satisfied!?
—Sir Crocodile, One Piece
Porque ele Ã© brasileiro e nÃ£o desiste nunca.
—A series of advertisements on brazilian television
Badasses, much like the Goonies, never say die. To that end, they never say diet, and their color recognition vocabulary is limited to just six words. They don't flinch, cry, hesitate, show fear, or act like they notice when it's raining. Even if it's raining really, really hard. Nothing bothers them, nobody stands in their way, and they refuse to yield when the situation is ten light-years beyond hopeless. No matter what the odds are, they won't accept anything less than victory at all costs.
"You may win the occasional victory against us, Vorrik, but I promise you: the Empire will always strike back."
—Gilad Pellaeon, Force Heretic I: Remnant
"I don't know the meaning of the word 'surrender'!... I mean, I know it, I'm not dumb... Just - not in this context."
"Determination - A will of steel. Their determination is supporting them. They won't go down easily."
Pain: Just give up!
"That man has the constitution of a vending machine!"
—Cobra Commander about Sgt. Slaughter
"A stubborn enough person can survive just about anything. Rage is a hell of an anesthetic."
—Zaeed Massani, Mass Effect 2
Never give up without a fight.
—inscription on Zuko's dagger on Avatar: The Last Airbender
In any weather you will see us with a grin
—Richmond Tigers theme song
"Why can't you people JUST STAY DOWN?!"
—Cell, Dragon Ball Z
To dream the impossible dream
—"The Impossible Dream", from Man of La Mancha
I'm black and blue, beat up, but still I take the blows,
—"Let Me Hear You Scream, by Ozzie Osbourne
On my planet, we never say die; we say KILL!
I have not...come this far...to die now.
—Nick, Left 4 Dead 2
Sam: [Both are overcome by exhaustion, on the slopes of Mount Doom] Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It'll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they'll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields... and eating the first of the strawberries with cream! Do you remember the taste of strawberries?
—The Return of the King, film version
And so. He realizes that there will be no end to the attacks. This enemy will not stop. The enemy will never stop on his own.
—Archer regarding Shirou of Fate/stay night
I think I'd have had to have my foot amputated before I came off this pitch.
—Chelsea captain John Terry, 2006
Basitin Councilor: We were told you'd been fatally wounded!
Agent Rick: You never know when to quit, do you?
The thing I treasure most in life cannot be taken away
—Disturbed, I'm Alive
I get knocked down
His shin wouldn't stop bleeding and he wouldn't stop smashing it into Piotrowski. You could tell he hated it, but Rob Kaman doesn't care -- he will beat you with his own open wound just to teach you both how weak you are.
Shining Knight: Do your worst, I'll not let you harm another.
—"Patriot Act," Justice League Unlimited
Animals flee this hell, the hardest stones cannot endure it; only men endure
—German officer at Stalingrad.
I don't play to get even. (grabs Freddie by the shirt) Mama plays to win.
—Sam Puckett, ICarly "iKiss"
Test subject is abnormally stubborn. She never gives up. Ever.
—Proctor's Notes on Chell, Portal: Lab Rat
I will find the right tree. I must and I will.
—Papa Q. Bear, The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree
Don't you fall now --
—Langston Hughes, Mother to Son
Watch the end through dying eyes
—Breaking Benjamin, I Will Not Bow
"I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man kept coming after you."
—Tony Duke to Apollo Creed, Rocky 2
"'Impossible' is just a word people use to feel good about themselves when they quit."
—Vyse, Skies of Arcadia
"If history is to change, let it change! If the world is to be destroyed, so be it! If my fate is to be destroyed... I must simply laugh! I'm coming, Lavos!"
—Magus, Chrono Trigger
The evil gods were just too strong.
—Elder Gods Ending, Demonbane
"You don't know who you're dealing with. Don't tell me what I can't do!"
—John Locke Los
You can sound the alarm
—Eminem, "Won't Back Down"
"I believe in one thing only, the power of human will."
Without arrogance or the smallest deviation from truth it may be said that no history now extant can furnish an instance of an army's suffering such uncommon hardships as ours has done, and bearing them with the same patience and fortitude. To see men, without clothes to cover their nakedness, without blankets to lie on, without shoes, by which their marches might be traced by blood from their feet, and almost as often without provisions as with them, marching through the frost and snow, and at Christmas taking up their winter-quarters within a day's march of the enemy, without a house or hut to cover them, till they could be built, and submitting to it without a murmur, is a proof of patience and obedience, which in my opinion can scarce be paralleled.
Pan-Galactic Alliance Representative: U-Unable to process. Are you going to oppose the entire universe!?
"... If fate is a millstone, then we are the grist. There is nothing we can do. So I wish for strength. If I cannot protect them from the wheel, then give me a strong blade, and enough strength... to shatter fate."
—Kurosaki Ichigo, Bleach
"Wolf, Hawk, Fox, and Snake, can't stand in my way. My bosy is weak, and it may break, but not today."
—The Song of the Ivory Lass, Mouse Guard
"When lost in utter darkness, there is nothing left but forward."
—Nautilus, League of Legends
""No matter what happens, no matter the odds, we never, ever, ever give up!"
—Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Doctors, Doctor Who: Zagreus
I never did know when to quit.
Red Skull: You don't give up, do you?
Takemaru: You don't know when to give up.
Inuyasha: I just don't like giving up. There's a difference.
Need for Speed, I'm tryin' to take the lead